UPDATE: Newport Police Officer Shot and Killed, Arrest Made

NEWPORT, Ark. -- - (via KARK)


An arrest has been made in the Monday evening shooting death of a Newport police officer. More details as they become available. 


Original Story:

An officer with the Newport Police Department has died after being shot in the line of duty Monday. He has been identified as Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, of Newport.

Officials say Lt. Weatherford died at a Newport hospital a short time after he was shot.  Lt. Weatherford was a 15-year department veteran. 

The suspect is still actively being sought by several agencies, including Arkansas State Police.

The shooting reportedly happened in the Remmel Park area of town. 

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